Modern Marvels

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Modern Marvels

S 6 E 44

Inventions of War

Dec 12, 2000 | 45m 18s | tv-pg | CC

Arising from the horrible carnage, deprivation, and suffering caused by war is a countless array of everyday items–from hairbrushes to microwaves–that directly descend from wartime innovations. Wartime research and development have revolutionized communication, transportation, and medicine. From Spam to nuclear power to hairspray and cell phones, life as we know it ironically owes a lot to war. We’ll follow the day-to-day life of an ordinary woman and see the influence of war on her life.

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